Professional do – gooder and former rock star Bono (full name Pro – Bono because everything he does is for Bono) is very fond of strutting around the world proclaiming his love for Africa. Like most celebrity lefties he is a hypocrite; if he really wanted to help Africans improve their lot he would not be helping some of the most evil corporations in the world to enslave African peasant farmers while simultaneously kissing the arses and filling the coffers of the tyrants who are responsible for making things so shite across most of the African continent.
At the G8 Summit held two weeks ago at Camp David, President Obama met with private industry and African heads of state to launch the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a euphemism for monocultured, genetically modified crops and toxic agrochemicals aimed at making poor farmers debt slaves to corporations, while destroying the ecosphere for profit.
And Bono, of the rock group U2, is out shilling for Monsanto on this one. Its phase 2 of the Green Revolution. Tanzania, Ghana, and Ethiopia are the first to fall for the deception, with Mozambique, Cote dIvoire, Burkina Faso and other African nations lining up for the Grow Africa Partnership, under Obamas Global Agricultural Development plan.
In Obama Pitches India Model of GM Genocide to Africa, Scott Creighton writes: … Continue reading
A while ago in a comment thread under an article about third world problems someone asked was I advocating recolonizing Africa? I wasn’t, I was advocating non intervention (as usual) but as recolonization is inevitable, if we’re not going to stop throwing money at them perhaps we should be in their grabbing some of the goodies alongside our G8 partners – led inevitably by the Politically correct hypocrites of Obamaland.
“A landmark G8 initiative to boost agriculture and relieve poverty has been damned as a new form of colonialism after African governments agreed to change seed, land and tax laws to favour private investors over small farmers.
Ten countries made more than 200 policy commitments, including changes to laws and regulations after giant agribusinesses were granted unprecedented access to decision-makers over the past two years.
The pledges will make it easier for companies to do business in Africa through the easing of export controls and tax laws, and through governments ringfencing huge chunks of land for investment.”
So as we can now clearly see, the landmark initiative was not aimed at helping African farmers shake off the yoke of economic colonialism, but at helping fascistic American Corporations enslave African subsistence farmers. And of course, helping Bono sell a few records to emotionally retarded, mentally defective American liberals.
Africa would be better off perhaps if it was recolonised by the old European colonial powers rather than by greedy American corporations that don’t give a flying fuck about the local population and only care about how much profit they can squeeze out of their assets. but the European power are all bankrupt so the Africans are stuck with America and Bono, Russia or China. none of those are good options.